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Elementary LAFS Question Task Cards

Grade 4
Literary

Informational
Category 1: Key Ideas and Details

LAFS.4.RL.1.1

LAFS.4.RI.1.1

Evidence Standard

Evidence Standard

Why does the main character say ____ will not be able
to _____?
Select the sentence that shows that the main character
has repeated ______ many times.
Select the sentence that shows that the main character
feels bothered by _______.
Read these sentences from the passage.
(Excerpted Text)
Part A:
How does the main character feel about ______?
Part B:
Which sentence supports the idea that the main
character feels this way?
What does the reader learn after the main character
and the ____ finish ____?

Based on the information in the article, how many ______


are in ________?
Select the _________ whose ______ hold the longest
_______.
Part A:
Select the sentence that describes why __________.
Part B:
Select the sentence from the article that explains what
influenced this decision.
Part A:
How would _____ most likely like to use his ____?
Part B:
Which sentence from the text best supports your answer
in Part A.

LAFS.4.RL.1.2

LAFS.4.RI.1.2

Theme

Main Idea, Summarize

How does the author use ______ to describe the


_______?
Part A:
What does the passage suggest about telling the truth?
Part B:
Which detail gives support for your answer?
Which statement correctly summarizes the passage?

Which of the following is the main idea of the first article?


What is the main idea of the article?
Part A:
Select the statement that is the main idea of the article.
Part B:
Select the sentence from the article that supports your
answer.
Select the sentence that summarizes the article.

LAFS.4.RL.1.3

LAFS.4.RI.1.3

Elements of Story Structure

Explanation of Details

(Not exclusively asked to give details, but HOW


details describe in depth)

(Not focused on comprehension of details. Rather,


focused on HOW specific details contribute to the
explanation.)

Read these sentences from the passage.


Part A:
(Excerpted text)
Select the statement that explains why ________is limited
What do these sentences show about how the main
to ________.
character feels?
Part B:
Read these sentences from the passage.
Select the sentence from the article that supports your
(Excerpted text)
answer.
Part A:
How does the main character feel about _______?
Explain how ______'s ability to "bounce back" from
Part B:
setbacks influenced his life. Use at least two details from
How does the reader know that _____feels this way?
the text in your response.
At the end of the passage, what does the main
characters description of _______ show about her
feelings?
Use details from the passage in your answer.
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9/3/2014

Elementary LAFS Question Task Cards


Grade 4
Literary

Informational
Category 2: Craft and Structure

LAFS.4.RL.4.2.4

LAFS.4.RI.2.4

Meaning of Words and Phrases

General Academic & Domain-Specific


Words and Phrases

LAFS.4.L3.4
Multiple Meaning Words , Context Clues, Greek and
Latin Affixes and Roots

LAFS.4.L3.5

LAFS.4.L3.4
Multiple Meaning Words , Context Clues, Greek and Latin
Affixes and Roots

LAFS.4.L3.5

Simple Similes & Metaphors, Common Idioms,


Adages, Proverbs, Synonyms, Antonyms
Read the following sentence.
(Excerpted text)
What does the author tell about the main character with
this sentence?
Select the sentence that shows the correct meaning of
the phrase _________.
Read these sentences from the story.
(Excerpted text)
Part A:
What does the word _______ mean?
Part B:
How does the word _______ show the main
characters feelings toward _________?
How is the author comparing _____ to _____?
Read the sentence from the passage.
Copy sentence that has figurative language.
What characteristic applies to _______ and _______?

Figurative Language, Common Idioms, Adages,


Proverbs, Synonyms, Antonyms
What does the phrase ____________ mean as it is used
in the article?
What does the word ________ mean as it is used in the
article?
Select the word or phrase from the paragraph that helps
the reader understand the meaning of the word____?
Read the sentence form the text.
(Excerpted text)____"
Part A:
What does the phrase _____ mean?
Part B:
Select phrases from the text that reveal the meaning of
_____.

What does the phrase suggest about the _______?

How is the author comparing _____ to _____?


Read the sentence from the passage.
Copy sentence that has figurative language.
What characteristic applies to _______ and _______?

LAFS.4.RL.2.5

LAFS.4.RI.2.5

Explain Differences of Structural Elements between


Story, Drama, or Poem

Text Structures in Informational Texts

(Not exclusively asked about only one type of literary


text)

Which of the following best describes the structure of the


article?

What is the difference in the way the authors show the


main characters feelings?

Part A:
Select the phrase that best describes the structure of the
article.

Both authors use their writing to tell the reader about


the main characters feelings.

Part B:
Select the components of the article that best show this
structure.

Part A:
What is the difference in the way the authors show the
main characters feelings?
Part B:
Select a sentence from each passage that shows this
difference.

Part A:
What information in Article A helps the reader understand
the overall structure?
Part B:
What information in Article B helps the reader understand
the overall structure?

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Elementary LAFS Question Task Cards


Grade 4
LAFS.4.RL.2.6

LAFS.4.RI.2.6

Compare /Contrast Point of View of a Narrated Story


(First- and Third- Person)

Compare /Contrast a Firsthand and Secondhand


Account of the Same Event or Topic

(Not exclusively asked about a single literary text)


In each story, how does the author use point of view to
tell about the relationship between _______ and
______?
What is a similarity in the way the authors use point of
view in each story?
Part A:
How do the authors use the points of view of the main
characters in each story?
Part B:
Select a sentence from each text that shows this.
.

What additional information would the reader gain if Article


A were written as a firsthand account like article B?
Which of the following is information that we learn both
through the secondhand account of Article A and the
firsthand account of Article B?
What information does the reader learn from Article A that
is not included in Article B?

How does the point of view impact what the reader learns
about the ______ in each text?
Explain the similarities and differences between
__________. Cite evidence from both texts to support
your answer.

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9/3/2014

Elementary LAFS Question Task Cards


Grade 4
Literary

Informational
Category 3: Integration of Ideas

LAFS.4.RL.3.7
Connection Between Text and Visual/ Oral
Presentation of the Text
(Not exclusively asked about a single literary text)

LAFS.4.RI.3.7
Contribution of Information from
Multiple Print or Digital Sources

Using information from the article and the diagram, which


____ is used to _____?
Part A:
How does the picture help the reader understand the Explain what information the reader can gain from the text
story?
feature that is not discussed in the article.
Part B:
Click on the part of the picture that shows this.
Select the images to show the connection between a text
and a visual presentation of the text.
Read the following excerpt from the script of the
presentation.
(Excerpted text)
Part A:
How do the stage directions give more information
about the two characters than the passage provides?
Part B:
Select a phrase from the script that shows this.

LAFS.4.RI.3.8
Explanation of Particular Points in a Text
Based on evidence from the text, explain how the author
uses reasons or evidence to support key points in the text.
What evidence does the author use to support the idea
that the _______work together?
How does the author support the idea that ________ work
together?
Part A:
Select a claim that the author makes in the article.
Part B:
Select a sentence from the article that supports the claim.
What evidence does the author use to support the ideas
that_______ should ________?
Describe the reasons the author provides to support the
idea that _______ should not _____. Use at least two
details from the text in your response.

N/A

LAFS.4.RL.3.9

LAFS.4.RI.3.9

Compare/Contrast Stories from Different Cultures


with Similar Themes, Topics and Patterns of Events.

Integrate Information from Two or More Texts


on the Same Topic

(Not simply asked on a single literary text)

(Not simply asked on a single informational text)

Both passages are about characters experiencing a Using information from both articles, select two ways that
the two authors present their information similarly.
difficult situation.
Select a detail in Article B that helps explain ________ in
How do the authors use the events to illustrate how the
Article A.
characters feel?
Based on the information in Article A, _____ would be a
good addition to _____.
Part A:

Part A:
What theme do the two passages have in common?
Select a sentence from Article A that supports the claim.
Part B:
Part B:
How do the authors use the events in each passage to
Select a sentence from Article B that shows why this
illustrate this theme?
addition would be beneficial.

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9/3/2014